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Ice, Mice and Men: The Issues Facing Our Far South

Our Far South is packed with history and wildlife, and is renowned for its breathtaking and photogenic beauty. But does our appreciation of the region run more than skin deep? Do Kiwis really understand how important the region is and what issues are facing it?

In February 2012, Gareth Morgan trapped ten of New Zealand’s top experts on the region in a boat with 40 ordinary Kiwis for a month. Together with Geoff Simmons, he grilled them about the issues facing the region and Ice, Mice and Men is the result. What they found was startling. Our Far South – that part of New Zealand that extends from Stewart Island almost without interruption to the South Pole – harbours precious wildlife and is the engine room of the world’s oceans and climate. We are blessed to live in this unique part of the world, but we also have a huge responsibility to look after it...

A Happy Feat

There was a ship', quoth he...

The ship was the ice-capable vessel, the Spirit of Enderby, and aboard were Gareth Morgan and 50 others, bound on a 30-day sea voyage to Our Far South -- through the Southern Ocean, via the subantarctic islands and all the way down to Scott Base in Antarctica.

With some of New Zealand’s leading experts on the region along for the ride, the ship became a university by day and a party ship by night. And meanwhile, the wonders of this little-known part of the world – the wildlife, the sea, land and icescapes unfurled before their eyes...

The Shackleton Bear book and bear package

Now you can get the ultimate Shackleton bear lovers package. The Shackleton Bear book and bear package includes the book "Shackleton Bear Goes South" and your very own Shackleton Bear.

Ever since he learned that he is named after a Famous Polar Explorer, Shackleton Bear has known that it is his destiny to go to the South Pole. Now he’s getting his chance. He’s off to Antarctica via the subantarctic islands and the Southern Ocean, and who knows, he may even get an opportunity to make a dash for the Pole… Children of all ages will love to join New Zealand’s best-known bear on his voyage of discovery, seeing what he sees as he encounters all the wildlife and the natural wonders of this special part of the world...

Our Far South photography book

Our Far South is a high quality photography book by Photographer and Adventurer Mike Wilkinson. It spans the Southern ocean from Snares, Campbell, and Auckland Islands, and on to the Ross Sea and the Antarctic Continent.

These regions will be portrayed by beautiful sweeping high resolution colour photographs that capture the both the scale, remoteness and the wildlife as well as the remnants of the Historic expeditions, in way not previously achieved...

Shackleton Bear goes south

Ever since he learned that he is named after a Famous Polar Explorer, Shackleton Bear has known that it is his destiny to go to the South Pole. Now he’s getting his chance. He’s off to Antarctica via the subantarctic islands and the Southern Ocean, and who knows, he may even get an opportunity to make a dash for the Pole… Children of all ages will love to join New Zealand’s best-known bear on his voyage of discovery, seeing what he sees as he encounters all the wildlife and the natural wonders of this special part of the world...

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